vikkyvik/forum/images/avatars/gallery/first/default.pngoffline09 Nov 17, 16:25
md88dawg wrote:That detail is stunning--not the most pleasant of insects, but you can appreciate that craftsmanship and teamwork (from a safe distance or with a camera!).
Thanks! Yes, it was quite interesting watching them work. They were entirely focused on their work, and left me completely alone, even though I was standing about 4 feet away (shooting with my 100-400).
I'd also never seen wasps with that reddish coloration before, so that was cool.
Some photos from my recent trip back home to Massachusetts, starting off with four heron's nests:
symphonicpoet/forum/images/avatars/gallery/first/user2687/1.pngoffline02 Aug 18, 20:01
Lovely color. I particularly like the first shot of the pool and clouds and the last shot of the tent at night. But there's a bunch in the middle showing up as broken links. Not sure if there's any way to fix that, but . . .
Lovely little birds. Finches of one stripe or another? (Clearly no birder I.) Great photographs, in any case! Also well done with the adder. Surprised it stands out that well from the foliage around it.
I can understand why you would want that as a bucket list shot. Well captured!
Great stuff as always. I particularly like the house emerging from the trees at the corner of the lane. The low stone wall really helps to make that shot. And the red barn in the last one is great as well. Nicely done!
symphonicpoet/forum/images/avatars/gallery/first/user2687/1.pngoffline03 Aug 18, 01:39
Nothing particularly exotic lately, but I've done a lot of shooting around St. Louis (as usual) . . .
If you think that looks a little like an airport terminal . . . the brothers who run the place specifically requested that. Those monks have taste!
Believe it or not, that's just the highlights. I swear.
vikkyvik/forum/images/avatars/gallery/first/default.pngoffline10 Aug 18, 05:13
Forest fire sun. It looked like sunset all day. These were taken at around 5:30 PM, so 2.5 hours before actual sunset. First one is an HDR to really get the color of the actual sun: